Thursday, August 13, 2020

Shareef O’Neal to miss freshman season

Doctors found a heart issue in a routine checkup so Shareef O'Neal will have surgery and redshirt his freshman year at UCLA.

PAC-12 Recruiting: Implications of the FBI investigation

A two year FBI investigation into bribery, fraud and corruption in college basketball has sent shockwaves around the country since it was announced on Tuesday. Four coaches have been arrested, and a successful head coach has been fired. The PAC-12 has not been spared from this investigation, and the fallout could have implications that affect recruiting for years to...

UCLA Basketball NBA Prospects: Aaron Holiday Completes the Cycle

Freshman Season During Holiday’s freshman season, there were several highlights to speak of. The Kentucky game had to be the most notable. He dropped 13 points, 4 assists and was hassling their guards all night. Overall the UCLA Bruins had a great season. Holiday played a big role in that. He averaged 12.3 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 4.4 assists. The...

UCLA Basketball NBA Prospects: Thomas Welsh on the Cusp

Proven Abilities Welsh has proven his ability to rebound and score in the mid-range area. He’s a sniper from that 10-15 foot range. Every time Lonzo Ball drove to the basket, Welsh was there for the drop-off. He also has soft hands around the rim. Inside the arc, he has a career 56% shooter. Last season, he even improved at...

Steve Alford: LaVar Ball not a distraction at UCLA

Late Friday night, a report came out from ESPN via the Los Angeles Times that was rather interesting, to say the least. Per UCLA head coach Steve Alford, Lonzo Ball’s father LaVar was not involved much while his son was with the Bruins. Was LaVar Ball around the team much? "Zero," Alford told the Times. Was he ever at practice? "Never at practice," Alford...

Lonzo Ball, Lakers would be a pair for the ages

When it comes to the NBA Draft lottery, anything can happen. Just ask the Boston Celtics, who by now we all know secured the No. 1 pick. In the meantime, the Lakers were the beneficiaries of pick No. 2, not a bad spot to be in. The consensus coming out of Boston is that the Celtics will take Washington...

Nike, Adidas, Under Armour Pass on Lonzo Ball Due to Helicopter Father, Lavar Ball

Lonzo's Father, Lavar, is Back in the Spotlight Lavar Ball has been in the Media constantly since his son Lonzo has emerged as the next big thing. Lavar has gotten the tags of “crazy” and “controlling” and rightfully so. Just recently Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour passed on a deal with Lonzo Ball because Lavar insisted on including the Big Baller...

UCLA PG Aaron Holiday primed for career year in 2017

Holiday is ready to become the go-to-guy for the Bruins There is no easy way to sugarcoat it. The UCLA Bruins basketball team has lost their top four scorers to “greener pastures,” so to speak, as Lonzo Ball, TJ Leaf, Bryce Alford, and Isaac Hamilton are all moving on and taking their talents elsewhere. This puts the Bruins in a...

UCLA freshman center Ike Anigbogu declares for NBA Draft

It appears as though yet another UCLA Bruin will turn pro on the hardwood, as the departures following the loss to Kentucky keep growing. On Wednesday, freshman center Ike Anigbogu announced via his Twitter account that he would declare for the NBA Draft. https://twitter.com/IkePostrs_/status/849700078323343360 What is interesting here is that per Clay Fowler of the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Anigbogu has...

UCLA Men’s Basketball stumbles in early Top 25 polls

UCLA looks to reload in the 2017-18 campaign. The confetti's barely been cleaned up following the North Carolina Tar Heels National Championship Game win over Gonzaga on Monday night, and already all of the experts have compiled their way-too-early Top 25 rankings for the 2017-18 season. I have good news and bad news for UCLA Bruins fans. I’ll start with...
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